360 video: Talking to Jonathan Dimbleby during our 50km overnight walk

I’m talking to Jonathan Dimbleby at 1.15am during our 50k overnight walk for Dimbleby Cancer Care.

Jonathan was amazingly speedy – he started 40 minutes after me, and finished an hour before! This is the moment his group sped past us, so I turned on my 360 camera as he swept us along – before he disappeared off into the distance.
Get a sense of what it was like to walk with us at 2am in this 360º video where you can look all around.
If you’re watching on a computer, click and drag in the video to look around!

If using the Facebook mobile app, move your phone or tablet all around, up and down!
(the only thing it won’t work on is Apple’s Safari web browser on Mac or iOS – another browser like Firefox/Chrome, or use the Facebook app.)

On Friday June 10th, Kate and I did an OVERNIGHT walk of 50km (that’s 30 miles) all around London, for Dimbleby Cancer Care – leaving at 9pm and arriving back around 8.30am – and we’ve raised 5x our £500 target so far at http://justgiving.com/RuAndKate because of our incredibly lovely friends.

Dimbleby Cancer Care work with the NHS at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospitals to provide support to people with cancer, their families and carers. They are amazing. They were originally set up after Richard Dimbleby died aged 52 in 1965, the first public figure to speak openly about having cancer, which was a huge thing at the time. Read more at http://dimblebycancercare.org

The walking was the fun bit; the hard bit was done by you all giving up so much of your own money to support DCC. We aimed for £500, and so far you’ve given £2581, which has been coming in all night, so YOU ARE ALL THE BEST (and whenever we checked, it was like rocket fuel for us to keep feeling happy and power on ignoring the soreness and fatigue)

I also posted a photo story of Kate and my walk here:

Our page: http://justgiving.com/RuAndKate
Jonathan’s: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JDWalk50

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I used this music on Vlomo Day 3 last year, too – but tongue in cheek, at the start of The Placenta Video.
I know it’s schmaltzy, but sometimes you find a piece of music which fits a video so perfectly that you just can’t not use it, even though your cheese alarm is waking people up three streets away.

iPhone video & podcast mp4 file

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Live from the Dinard Festival of British Film

This weekend, I’m off on another jolly – to Dinard in France, where they’re holding their 20th annual Festival of British Film.

As with previous festivals and events that I’ve videoblogged, I want to post a fair amount while I’m there, and I don’t want to drown you in a sudden flood of little photos and videos, so I’ve set up a special Posterous Blog for the event:


> and the feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/dinard

I have also set up a dedicated Blip.tv account – so I’ll embed the whole Show Player below, and you can see any and all videos all as I post them, from within this one blog post.  Without flooding the RSS feed or your email inboxes.

A bientot!

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LIVE right now! 24 Hours 24 Artists

Happy New Year!

I’ve been away – and in all the holiday excitement, I’ve totally forgotten to blog about this.

Michael Verdi is putting on a 24 hour webcast to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the theater company he’s involved with. He’s given an hour each to 24 different artists. I’ll be on at 7am Pacific Time – 3pm GMT/UTC on Saturday 3rd January.

Some of the performers are videobloggers, but there are a lot of other people from all over the world.

Check it out now at 24hours24artists.com

It’s midnight now – I need some sleep before my show!

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